Fig Magazine is working on a story for their next issue about our efforts to restore the Marshall Square Park fountain. Present at their photo shoot were members of the Friends of MSP fountain committee, including committee chairperson Anne Walters and members Gordon Woodrow, Jeff Beitel, and Jim Salvas.
They were joined by Gene Gagliardi, who is working with Gordon Woodrow on a major fundraising event for this October. Mr. Gagliardi and his late wife, Joan Chandler Gagliardi, saved this fountain from destruction over many years.
Jeff and Mary Veale, who purchased Southdown Farm in East Bradford from the Gagliardi family, are the last private owners of the fountain. They generously donated it to the Friends of Marshall Square Park, who have worked ever since to raise enough funds to restore the 1889 fountain.
We plan to dedicate the restored fountain in memory of Mrs. Joan Chandler Gagliardi, who did much to protect this treasure over the years.